Joseph I. Lieberman

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  • **FILE** Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut speaks Dec. 10, 2012, during a news conference at the state capitol in Hartford, Conn. (Associated Press)

    Lieberman urges compromise in final Senate speech

    Retiring Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman on Wednesday used his final Senate floor speech to urge Congress to put partisan rancor aside to break Washington's gridlock.

  • U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (left) meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    U.S. senators warn Iraq over Iran shipments to Syria

    American senators visiting Iraq warned the Baghdad government Wednesday that it risked damaging relations with the United States if it is allowing Iran to fly over its airspace to deliver weapons to Syria.

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    Sen. Paul proposes more D.C. budget autonomy for abortion restrictions, looser gun laws

    Sen. Rand Paul plans to amend a bill that allows D.C. officials to spend local dollars without waiting for approval on Capitol Hill by tacking on provisions that restrict abortions in the District and relax the city's gun laws.

  • Mark Sullivan, director of the United States Secret Service, testifies before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at the Dirksen Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Sullivan repeatedly spoke to the professional and ethical nature of most people in the Secret Service, but he did say that they took the actions in Cartagena seriously and will make every effort to ensure that such actions do not occur again. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Senate panel hears of wider Secret Service misbehavior

    The lawmaker leading an inquiry into the Secret Service prostitution scandal reported dozens of "troubling" episodes of past misbehavior Wednesday and appealed to insiders to come forward with what they know as investigators try to determine whether a culture of misconduct took root in the storied agency.

  • Protesters hold banners that read "Freedom Syria" and "Stop the: lies, stealing, murder" during a March 6, 2012, rally against Syrian President Bashar Assad regime in front of the Syrian embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. (Associated Press)

    2 senators join McCain's call for intervention in Syria

    Two other senators have endorsed Sen. John McCain's call for airstrikes to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad's lethal, 11-month-long crackdown on dissenters.

  • Joe Lieberman

    Senate bill aims at cybersecurity standards

    A new Senate bill would allow the Department of Homeland Security to set and enforce computer security standards for companies that own or operate critical systems like mobile networks, power grids and telephone/cable systems deemed to be at risk of cyber-attack.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (left), Connecticut independent, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican (The Washington Times)

    Graham, Lieberman concerned over Iran's actions

    Sens. Lindsey Graham and Joseph I. Lieberman expressed concern Sunday that Iran is aggressively extending its support for anti-democracy forces wherever they appear.

  • Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, speaks Tuesday at a news conference on the release of a report on northern border security. The panel's ranking member, Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, looks on. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: The Internet kill switch rebooted

    Dumb ideas never die in Washington; they're just re-invented. One chestnut that simply refuses to expire would grant the president Mubarak-like power over the handful of private companies whose services provide the backbone of the Internet. Last month, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Independent, reintroduced legislation that had been widely panned last session as the "Internet kill switch." Now the scheme has been re-imagined with a warm-and-fuzzy title meant to allay concerns.

  • **FILE** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (Associated Press)

    Clinton: U.S. ready to aid to Libyan opposition

    The Obama administration stands ready to offer "any type of assistance" to Libyans seeking to oust Moammar Gadhafi, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday, adding a warning to other African nations not to let mercenaries go to the aid of the longtime dictator.

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